Class Teacher: Mrs L Marchant
Class Teaching Assistant: Miss C Dormer
Class Teacher: Mr S Miles
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs L Darkes
At Hollington Primary Academy we are passionate about our children reading and strive to foster a love of books. During this academic year, your child will be exposed to a broad range of books through the curriculum and end of day ‘Book Worms’ sessions. We actively encourage reading for pleasure so that our pupils can experience the awe and wonder books provided – transporting the reader to new exciting places and broadening their horizons. We know that reading for pleasure can have a major impact on children in their future lives and want to support them on their reading journey. As part of this, we expect every child to read at some point every day!
At Hollington Primary Academy we strongly believe in purposeful home learning that extends the children’s learning about their topic beyond the classroom.
Your child needs to select one task a week to complete and return their home learning books to their class every Thursday. Your child will also receive weekly spelling and times table activities to support their learning.
Caracara's PE day is on a Monday and Condor's PE day is on a Thursday.
It is expected that the children have a complete named PE that remains in the academy each term. The correct academy PE kit is:
Plain White T-Shirt
Please note: No jewellery is permitted during PE sessions. All must be removed or covered by tape provided by parents, failure to do so will result in your child missing the lesson.
Our broad and balanced curriculum is structured in six learning journeys across the academic year, each with different subject areas driving the learning. Children will be taught all elements of the National Curriculum, as well as knowledge and skills we, as an academy, feel are essential. Click on the tabs below to find out more information on each term's learning journey and start exploring with your child at home!
Maps and Compasses
Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella Riosse dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped.
When her closest friend disappears into the island's Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search.
Critique the art of Frida Kahlo
Exhibition of Art created in the style of Frida Kahlo
During this term, the children will be learning the following:
This term, Year Five will be creating writing with dialogue based around our text - 'The Girl of Ink and Stars'. We will be focusing on contractions in Grammar and looking at how we can develop our thoughts into a clear, purposeful dialogue between main characters.
We will then progress onto non-chronological report writing towards the end of term. We will make this cross curricular with our Geography topic of South America.
We will continue our focus on addition and subtraction, followed by multiplication and division, then onto perimeter and area.
This next term sees Year Five focus on the human body and how as a species we have evolved. We will be looking at how humans develop from a baby through to adulthood.
During this topic, we will consider how a body changes through puberty and how emotionally humans develop as they grow.
In PSHE for term 3, we will be considering how to stay safe in different environments. We will look at water and road safety as well as drawing on possible dangers in the home like electricity and fires.
The children will have the opportunity to decide how best to react in a given situation and how they can keep themselves safe and also help others in need.
Our Geography this term is based around South America. We will be learning about the physical characteristics and key geographical features of this continent.
Our focus this term will be the work of the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo. We will be looking at the different tools and materials Kahlo used in her work and producing our own art in a similar style.
As we progress through term 3, we will discover many facts and figures about South America and we will need to use a variety of ways to record this data. We will consider how different programs can be used to record and store information and how using a combination of programs we can analyse and show our findings for different audiences.
Year Five will be learning about the importance of the Qur'an to Muslims in their daily lives and why Muslims treat the Qur'an differently to other books. They will discover what the Qur'an teaches about God.
This term, the children will be practicing basic conversation skills, listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
Children will be developing their understanding of warming up their muscles in preparation for gymnastics. They will be building on their gymnastic skills to develop a sequence of moves with symmetry built in.
Our learning will be focused around the song 'Make You Feel My Love'. Pupils will be learning to sing, play and improvise with this song as well as appraise other pop ballards by Lionel Richie and Luther Vandross.
Medium Term Plan: Maps and Compasses
Please note: due to the current lockdown some small adaptations will be required to this medium term plan in terms out outcomes to suit remote learning.
The Frost Giant took a deep breath. ‘HOW DARE YOU QUESTION ME!’ he roared, and Odd felt the earth shake beneath him. He leaned on his crutch to keep his balance as icy winds blew past him.
Odd is a Viking boy who has lost his Father in an accident and he also walks with the help of a stick. One day he decides it’s time to go out into the world and go on an adventure.
Design and make a Viking shield.
A Viking long ship.
During this term, the children will be learning the following:
We will be continuing to develop our use of vocabulary, punctuation and grammar throughout the term.
Narratives – We will be looking at building our own stories focusing on Characters and Dilemmas. Grammatically we will focus on First, Second and Third person.
In maths this term, we will begin by looking at Perimeter and Area, calculating these for regular and irregular 2D shapes and presenting them as real life’ problems. We will also continue to focus on times tables and then further into the term we will revisit some previous learning on calculation.
We will be considering Materials in science, we will consider what a suspension and solution are made of. We will be investigating what dissolves in water and when it does can it be returned to its original state? We will focus on saline solutions and also trying to dissolve some common household materials like coffee and gravy granules.
Personal, social and health education will focus on Physical Health and Fitness. We will pose the question - What constitutes a healthy lifestyle? Focusing on Diet and exercise. We will be considering what we eat and drink and our DRA (daily recommended amount).
In History we are looking at The Vikings through our text ‘Odd and the Frost Giants’. We will be looking at Vikings, were they came from and why? What was it that Britain could offer them and made it a place so regularly visited and indeed raided by the Vikings.
Looking at product development and designing new products. Finally ending with pupils designing and making a new Naan Bread as a product they have developed through thinking about flavours as well as adjusting recipes to see if they can be improved.
For computing we will be considering Cryptography, Alan Turin helped to design and forward our understanding of computers. We will be looking at early computing and how it has developed into the modern computers we see today. We will also look at Morse code and how to use Semaphore.
Islam – The importance of the Prophets and who they were.
In French we will be expanding our knowledge of the language through well-known stories with a repetitive section that we all join in with.
Get HPA will continue into the term as we try to get everyone active following lockdown. We will then focus on Dance and Movement through choreographed dances.
We will Listen and Appraise different genres of music, we will be listening to a wide range of songs by various artists and appraising them with our own tastes and ideas as to what we like or dislike.
Medium Term Plan: Vicious Vikings